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Actor Richard Briers dies

The actor Richard Briers, known for his role in The Good Life and Roobarb and Custard, has died at the age of 79. He had been battling a serious lung condition for a decade.

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In pictures: The Good Life actor Richard Briers

actors Robert Lindsay, Lord Attenborough and Richard Briers pictured in 2002. Credit: Andy Butterton/PA Wire/Press Association Images
The Queen meets Richard Briers in 2006. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Richard Briers meets Prince Charles in 2007. Credit: Arthur Edwards/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Kenneth Branagh (Left) wins the Stage Performance Award, presented by Richard Briers, at the Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2008. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Richard Briers at an allotment the land earmarked for the construction of a new runway at Heathrow Airport in 2009. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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